Robert Hobart Emerson, 92, Vero Beach

Robert Hobart Emerson, 92, died March 23, 2011, at the VNA/Hospice House in Vero Beach.

He was born in Montabello, Calif., lived in Vero Beach and was formerly of Orlando and Odenton, Md.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Vero Beach.

Before retiring, he was a machinist, working for Nevamar in Odenton and L&M Manufacturing in Orlando.

Survivors include his sons, Robert Harry Emerson, of Dayton, Ohio, Joseph Edward Emerson, of Heathsville, Va., and Glenn Alan Emerson, of Monroe, Mich.; brother, Gilbert Emerson, of Georgia; sister, Genevieve Good, of Felton, Del.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Emerson; and brother, James Emerson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1150 41st Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

A life celebration memorial service will be at 11 a.m. April 16 at Grace Lutheran Church, Vero Beach.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.

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